Update: Both the 20,000 and General Cap met by application date.

The USCIS issued a final rule for the H1B selection process for FY 2009.

(i) Multiple H1B Filings for an Employee by same employer prohibited, but an individual may be the beneficiary of multiple petitions filed by different companies.

(ii)The first 20,000 H1B petitions received for foreign nationals who have a U.S. master’s or higher degree are exempt from the regular 65,000 H1B cap.

(ii) If both the 20,000 and 65,000 caps are reached in the first five business days of filing, there will first be a lottery of the cases requesting the advance degree cap, then a lottery of all remaining cases.

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